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Lilly22
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Date Joined Jun 2012
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   Posted 6/26/2012 11:17 PM (GMT -6)   
I was diagnosed with depression several months ago. I started to take an antidepressant in May. I feel that my depression has improved however my anxiety has increased. I start to panic thinking about returning to work. I feel traumatized and feel that I will never be able to work again and don't understand why.

theHTreturns...
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Date Joined Mar 2009
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   Posted 6/26/2012 11:43 PM (GMT -6)   
HI LILLY22.

HAVE YOU THOUGHT about ENGAGING IN SOME COUNSELLING?
IT REALLY DOES HELP AND YOU WILL LEARN TOOLS TO HELP YOU
WITH COPING STRATERGIES. YOU HAVE BEEN BRAVE IN POSTING
LILLY22, AND WE ARE HERE FOR YOU.

SORRY about THE CAPS, VISION IMPAIRMENT.

WITH HEALING COMPASSION,
~JAMIE
EMOTIONALLY UNSTABLE PERSONALITY DISORDER,

RAPID CYCLING BI-POLAR DISORDER

REMEMBER TO LOVE YOU. BE YOU AND BE TRUE.

Kaely
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Date Joined May 2012
Total Posts : 619
   Posted 6/27/2012 1:30 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Lilly and welcome.

I'm sorry you are feeling anxious. Have you told your doctor about these feelings? Your meds may need to be adjusted or changed.

Jamiee is right, counseling may be an option for you. Sometimes it helps to just get things off your chest.

This forum has some really nice, helpful people. It's always nice to talk to people who can understand how you feel so keep coming back :)
Chronic pain, Depression, Fibromyalgia, Tennis Elbow (both arms), Arthritis (knees and fingers), Diabetes. Ruptured disk L-4, Severe degenerative damage L5-S1, ACDF C5-C6

CammyJo
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Date Joined Apr 2012
Total Posts : 30
   Posted 6/27/2012 9:36 PM (GMT -6)   
Everybody seems to think Counseling is the solution. Not so for most of us. Just talking about how dysfunctional we are is overwhelming, and your talking to somebody who is sooo much more well adjusted, how can they possibly understand. I don't get why you all think it's so wonderful. It just made me more depressed.

getting by
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Date Joined Sep 2007
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   Posted 6/28/2012 5:53 AM (GMT -6)   
Counseling is wonderful. Maybe you didn't get a good counselor. Not everybody does. You need to get things out in the open to deal with them and then put them behind you. I wish you were to experience the help of a good counselor. Maybe you left before you were finished??? Maybe that is why you felt more depressed. I hope you can see a GOOD counselor can really help you. It gives you somebody to talk to about things. Like your problems with the bills. A good counselor would help you solve that problem. You don't feel so alone in the world. There are many things that they help you with.

I don't think you can fairly say that counseling isn't good for most. I would rethink that one. Just because it didn't work for you, doesn't mean it does not work for most. I have read only good things in the past five years I have moderated this forum. So I would never say it isn't good for most people.

Hugs, Karen
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Kaely
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   Posted 6/28/2012 7:40 PM (GMT -6)   
Cammy, if you had actually read my post, you would know that I did not say counseling was wonderful. I said "counseling may be an option for you". Personally counseling didn't work for me but I'm pretty sure that is due to my own paranoia.

I would never tell people not to try counseling because for a lot of people it does work. I see this a lot lately, people warning others not to try a certain drug or therapy or counseling because it didn't work for them. If I had come here when I was at my most vulnerable I may have never gotten help.

There's a thread on here of people saying Lexapro is horrible and you shouldn't take it, but it saved my life because it pulled me out of a horrible depression. Just because counseling didn't work for me doesn't mean it wouldn't be a miracle for someone else.

Cammy, from the posts you've made that I've read I get the impression that you are very young, maybe a teenager. Being young can make it seem like it's all about you, but this thread was started by someone who really needs help right now. Instead of trying to cut off avenues of hope, maybe it's better to just suggest something helpful.
Chronic pain, Depression, Fibromyalgia, Tennis Elbow (both arms), Arthritis (knees and fingers), Diabetes. Ruptured disk L-4, Severe degenerative damage L5-S1, ACDF C5-C6

getting by
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Date Joined Sep 2007
Total Posts : 42430
   Posted 6/29/2012 4:09 AM (GMT -6)   
Cammy,

I see that you are posting on other peoples threads things about yourself. I was just wondering if you would like to start a thread of your own. You are welcome to. We can talk aobut you and your situations.

Just letting you know...

Hugs, Karen...
Moderator-Depression and fibromyalgia


fibromyalgia, Chronic fatigue, depression, allergies
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